Marijuana found hidden within a load of watermelons

On May 5, 2009, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer stopped a commercial vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 17 near New River for a traffic violation and inspection. The driver had picked up a load of watermelons in Nogales, Arizona. After obtaining written and verbal consent to search the vehicle, another DPS officer discovered plastic wrapped bundles of marijuana in three bins toward the front of the trailer. The total amount seized was 508 pounds. The driver, Anthony Moyd, 39 years of age, was traveling from Nogales, Arizona to Massachusetts. Moyd was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and operating an illegal enterprise. The commercial vehicle is owned by Coanel Trucking Company in New Jersey.


Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety

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